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AVST and Ziff Davis Host eSeminar on How to Future-Proof Communications Infrastructure

Online Seminar Offers Expert Advice for Replacing Legacy Voice Mail Systems with Leading Edge Communications Products That Can Be Built Out Over Time

Foothill Ranch, Calif., November 10, 2005 – Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) and Ziff Davis Media will present a live Web-based eSeminar titled "Future-Proof Your Enterprise Communications Infrastructure." The eSeminar is scheduled for Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern / 9:30 a.m. Pacific.

Communications technology is rapidly changing with the integration of voice and data applications, the workforce becoming more mobile and the rapid acceptance of Voice over IP (VoIP).  According to AVST, it is more important than ever for companies to make sure they implement strategies to embrace these changes without having to completely rip out and replace their communications infrastructure.

The communications network is the backbone of nearly every organization and can be costly and disruptive to replace,” said Denny Michael, AVST’s Vice President of Marketing.  This eSeminar provides a venue for business leaders to learn how to build a communications infrastructure using a road map that allows them to build out the right communications system over time instead of investing a great deal of time and money over a short timeframe.”

Continuing the effort to educate enterprise executives on the benefits of evolving from legacy voice mail systems to robust next generation solutions, the 30-minute eSeminar is targeted to enterprise-level CTO’s, CIO’s and IT managers.  Its goal is to provide an open forum for dialogue that enables industry leaders to gain a deeper understanding of the need to replace outdated voice mail systems and the options available to them as they explore next generation communications strategies.

The eSeminar begins with a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute Q&A session.  Speakers include:

  • Pat Howard, Industry Visionary & Business Leader
  • Hardy Myers, President and CEO of AVST
  • Frank Derfler, VP Market Experts Group - Ziff Davis Media

Those who attend this eSeminar will learn:

  • Seven steps you should take to develop an enterprise communications strategy
  • How to migrate to IP telephony with virtually no disruption to employees and the organization, and no need for employee retraining
  • How a unified communications solution can improve employee productivity and extend your competitive advantage
  • How leverage your existing investment in communications infrastructure and still take advantage of technological advances

Attendees will also receive a Ziff Davis produced white paper titled "Building an Enterprise Communications Strategy Beyond Voice Mail."  To register for this free, online seminar, please visit: www.eSeminarslive.com.

About AVST

With more than 35 years of continuous innovation, Applied Voice & Speech Technologies, Inc. (AVST) is a trusted developer of software-based, enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) solutions. Our mission is to design, deliver and support communications solutions that transform the productivity of individual workers, teams and enterprises while leveraging the value of their existing and evolving IT infrastructure. Thousands of businesses worldwide rely on AVST's advanced voice, mobility, team communications and business process UC solutions to meet their mission-critical communications requirements. The world-class interoperability and flexibility of AVST's UC platform provides a future-proofed bridge to their digital future. Headquartered in Orange County, California, AVST maintains facilities in Seattle, Washington, Victoria B.C., Canada, the United Kingdom, and has remote sales offices throughout the United States. AVST's UC solutions are sold and supported worldwide by an extensive network of resellers and OEM partners. To learn more about AVST, our products and partners, please visit www.avst.com or you can follow us at Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

About XMedius

XMedius is a global leader in the field of enterprise communications solutions. Its suite of enterprise-grade on-premises and cloud communications solutions enable businesses to benefit from secure and unified communication as well as to exchange sensitive and confidential data that meets and exceeds industry regulatory compliance requirements. Based in Montreal (Canada) with offices in Seattle (USA) and Paris (France), the company serves businesses, enterprises and service providers through a global team of customer focused employees. Its solutions are deployed worldwide in over 17,500 locations across education, financial, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and legal services sectors. For more information about XMedius and its solutions, visit www.xmedius.com.


Media Contact:
Stephanie Olsen
Lages & Associates
(949) 453-8080

AVST and XMedius have joined forces to offer a suite of secure enterprise-grade communications solutions, built for any industry.